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21st Century Lesbian Trailer Trash

These are the mad musings of a middle aged woman, dyke, nurse, poet. I have a dog, a cat, a mobile home, and delusions of grandeur.

Location: California, United States

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Mommy Blogger Wars?

I considered doing a passionate post about the mommyblogger wars; the kind of post that is linked and quoted all around the blogosphere.

Then I thought, fuck it. I'm more interested in lesbians.

Don't get me wrong. I love mommybloggers. They do all sorts of very cool things and they can write like Virginia Woolf on speed. (That's a compliment).

Most of them seem to be IT folks, or professional journalists, or doctoral candidates. Or they own 3 businesses and bake brownies for the PTA all at the same time. They give me a horrendous case of Low Self Esteem. I could barely raise myself let alone a bunch of kids. And make another adult human happy at the same time? Ha ha ha.

They're all young enough to be my grandchildren and they homeschool while making blackberry jam and kneading whole grain bread dough.

Me? I can barely get in my 10 hours at work and then my only goal is to see if I can drink myself into a coma with my one glass of wine at night. I'm almost old enough to accomplish that much.

It's no wonder the feminists (and I count myself as one of them) want the mommybloggers to stop. They make us look bad. Frankly, I'm jealous. I'm jealous of their youth, their energy, their connectedness, and their creativity.

Rock on Mommy Bloggers. And never forget: the hand that rocks the cradle rules the world.

Note to those who will feel obligated to point this out to me: I know that many mommybloggers are feminists and that not all career women are. And that you can be both a career woman and a mommy.


Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

You look positively smashing in kevlar and helmet!

It would be nice to get on with some good dyke talk, eh? I'm rather saddened by the mommy stuff, and as posted feel bad for the blogher folk.

Anyway, I look forward to what you will unearth in dykeland!

6:14 PM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

Oh GOD, I TOTALLY agree.
I started reading some good mommys in the beginning, but now I only like 1, with 2 now & then. It's their husband crap that gets me... It's okay but yawn, makes me so glad I'm not doing that trip. It all really sounds like hell to me, both the kids AND the husband. yuck.
Not that we dykes don't have our own BS to go thru, but I LOVE my lesbian bloggers. And I only list women's women on my blog list. After living & working in a het world, I can not WAIT to get home to the computer & read them.
And quite frankly, not that we're on the subject, but the straight men that have started commenting on some dyke blogs really bore me. Like fuck off you asshole loosers. Seriously.

9:05 PM PDT  
Blogger El G├╝ero said...

Mommy bloggers live on a different planet than I do, so it's like taking a trip to another galaxy when I visit them. I read some cool ones...how could we not love a blog that's named "Crouching Mommy, Hidden Laundry", for example.

(and I posted a photo of my "family" as you suggested!)

11:57 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Awwwwww! EG! I'm going right over to check it out. And you're right. Some of the blog titles are to die for :o)

KMae and Nelle :o) I really do love the mommybloggers. There are some bitchin' women out there in mommy land. But I promise the dyke discoveries will be forthcoming...eventually. We have major stuff going on at work so it may be a bit longer. But I shall not forget!

7:42 AM PDT  
Blogger KMae said...

I know that's true. But I talk to enough mommys on the plane & in the neighborhood. I could never talk with enough lesbians! Even many dykes are mommys now. My girlfriend is a mother and a grandmother. I get enough of it.

8:16 AM PDT  
Blogger GraceD said...

Thanks for loving us mommybloggers.

I love me my lesbian bloggers, too.

It's a love fest! Let us gather round and read Alison Bechdel comics and watch the Teletubbies with the kiddies!

Peace to you,

9:22 AM PDT  
Blogger just me said...

I guess I am a mommyblogger but I don't even like reading the damn things most of the time. ;) I find the other bloggers so much more interesting.

10:12 AM PDT  
Blogger ~ nellenelle said...

Absolutely agreed... in this case, whilst we shoot at each other, women gain no ground. Ellen said it so well, it's time to end these goofy range wars.

5:04 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

Hey Grace! Thanks for stopping by. I checked out your blog site. It's a really interesting concept. But I couldn't seem to find your blog. I intend to explore the place thoroughly though.

JM, you are so funny. I guess I'm just a sloppy, sentimental person but I love how you talk about your children.

I get it at work all day long KMae but I don't really get tired of it. But then, I always wanted to have 12 kids ;^)

Ellen is right on Nelle.

8:08 PM PDT  
Anonymous prlinkbiz said...

LOL I am so loving this post- and blog! If there was ever a freak who didn't fit in, it has to be me! Not a career woman, since I had two kids and stayed home with them, but I can't cook (and hate to clean) to save my life- instead I built and sold a business (while at home, not cooking or cleaning). I still work from home now, as a single mom, business owner, investor, and as a woman who is about biz and money- some think I'm a radical feminist, others...who knows!

6:22 PM PDT  
Blogger NursePam said...

LOL Link! I like your style ;^)

7:00 PM PDT  

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